a little bit about me and why I do this

Hi, I’m Audrey and my goal is to help make it easier for busy parents and educators to get their kids outside.

Growing up, I spent a lot of time playing outside. I climbed trees, rode my bike around the neighborhood, built tents in the backyard, and played kickball with the neighborhood kids.

When I reached college, I started going on backpacking trips in rugged wilderness areas almost every summer. I’m talking the kind of trip where you carry everything you need to survive for a week on your back. So you could say I’ve been cultivating a love of the outdoors since I was a youngster.

When we had our son, I naturally wanted to share as many outdoor experiences with him as possible. The outdoors can be a great opportunity to unplug for a bit and be present with the ones we love without distraction. I also want to give him the gift of a childhood rich in memories of outdoor experiences that he can recall fondly as an adult.

As I’m sure you know, the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual benefits to outside play are well documented. Every day more and more research is being done that sheds light on the challenges facing the next generation (too much screen time, social media, lack of movement, etc.). 

Through creating fun and engaging outdoor experiences, I believe we as parents and educators can help the next generation of kids live healthier and happier lives.

With that said, I also know how hard it can be as a working parent to ensure that our kids spend time outside. Some days we don’t have the time or energy to come up with activities that our kids are excited about. This is where I come in 😀

You don’t have to spend countless hours rummaging through the internet trying to find outdoor activities you and your kids will actually like. Let me provide you actionable outdoor activities that are easy to plug into a busy schedule with minimal stress and effort!

Here’s what you can expect from me…

And no worries; you don’t have to be super outdoorsy! Keep in mind that some of the best memories can be made in seemingly mundane places. Our own backyards and cities are perfectly viable options.

Let’s not allow a desire for grand adventure in faraway places prevent us from creating wonderful outdoor memories with our kids, right here, right now.

– Audrey 
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